What is the difference between Walther PPK and PPKs?
The PPK/S pistol is basically the same as the PP, but with a PPK slide. It was developed at a later time than both the PP and PPK. It was made after the ratification of the 1968 Gun Control Act (U.S.A.). This Act has banned or barred other pistol classes that do not meet the ‘standard’ guidelines for pistols.
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Did Walther discontinue the PPK?
The former US production of PPKs at the then Walther importer Interarms had been discontinued at the beginning of this millennium; since then, US fans in particular had hoped for a resumption of classic production.
What does PPK stand for in Walther PPK?
‘PPK’ stands for ‘Polizepistole Kriminal’, or ‘Police Pistol; Detective Model’. The gun, produced by German firearms manufacturer Carl Walther GmbH, was designed to be more concealable than the larger PP, and featured a two-piece wrap-around grip panel and seven-round capacity.
Is the Walther PPK reliable?
Among the most respected small self-loading pistols is the Walther PPK. The Walther P series was not the first double-action, first-shot pistol; the Little Tom predated the Walther, although the Walther PP was widely recognized as a high-quality, well-made and reliable handgun with good features.
Is the Walther PPK/S 380 ACP good?
The grip is thick and wide, especially for a 380 ACP. The PPK/S is a massive gun, at least when you compare it to more modern 380 handguns. It’s also a very comfortable gun when it comes to filling the hand. The Walther PPK/S fills the hand just perfectly.
Why buy a Walther PPK pistol?
To fill the need for performance in a concealable package, Walther broke the mold of pocket pistols and full-size military pistols to bring undercover officers a more-practical and reliable option, the PPK. It is chambered in.380 ACP, the PPK provides all the power needed in a self-defense pistol without sacrificing on critical functionalities.
How much does a 380 ACP Glock weigh?
The 380 ACP model weighs 22.4 ounces. To put this in perspective the Glock 19 weighs only 20.99 ounces. It’s a hefty gun that certainly shows it’s age. The slide locks to the rear after firing the last round but there is no manual way to drop the slide. You have to remove the empty magazine and manually slingshot the slide forward.